A Performance Affair — The Panopticon Edition



A Performance Affair
The Panopticon Edition

Past: September 7 → 9, 2018

Activating the Panopticon

The Panopticon, A Performance Affair’s first edition, transforms the second floor of the Vanderborght Building into an immersive space for three days of performances in collaboration with the Brussels Gallery Weekend (7 to 9 September 2018). Inspired by the notion of the Panopticon and the building’s unique architecture, continuous and overlapping performance works by international artists will be presented throughout the dynamic venue.

Presenting a myriad of performances for sale by emerging and mid-career artists selected by a high- level committee, and featuring Violent Incident, an historic performance video by Bruce Nauman, an auctioned immaterial work by Philippe Parreno, an interactive performance installation by Greg Finger, A Performance Affair will put the whole spectrum of the economies of performance art on display and for discussion.


A Performance Affair is a new Brussels based association with international outreach dedicated to performance art. Set up as a not-for-profit organisation, APA is an evolving structure that brings together artists, galleries, collectors and institutions to research and discuss current tendencies in performance art and the economic structures around it.

A Performance Affair is not another art fair, but a flexible stage aimed at stimulating the acquisition of performance while finding solutions for its development and sustainability. Events are open to the public and free of charge.


Alice Anderson presented by La Patinoire Royale — Galerie Valérie Bach Elena Bajo presented by garcía — galería / Annex14 Sanna Helena Berger presented by SUPER Julien Bismuth presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr Anna Byskov & Lidwine Prolonge presented by the FNAGP, curator Mathilde Roman Jeremiah Day presented by ARCADE / Ellen de Bruijne Projects Lieven De Boeck presented by Meessen De Clercq Marijke De Roover presented by Tatjana Pieters Carole Douillard presented by Galerie Michel Rein Tim Etchells presented by VITRINE Nikolaus Gansterer presented by MLF — Marie-Laure Fleisch Ariadna Guiteras presented by àngels barcelona gallery Ištvan Išt Huzjan presented by Proyectos Monclova / Eastwards Prospectus Marc Leschelier (Villa Medicis 2017-2018 Resident) Emily Perry presented by Seventeen Candida Powell-Williams presented by Bosse & Baum Mireia c. Saladrigues presented by àngels barcelona gallery Sarah & Charles presented by the art collectors Julie Vandenbroucke & Michel Espeel Moussa Sarr (Villa Medicis 2017-2018 Resident) presented by Galerie Isabelle Gounod Flore Saunois Sarah Trouche presented by Thalie Art Foundation — Thalie Lab Joris Van de Moortel presented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia Laurence Vauthier presented by UN-SPACED 1/2 A Performance Affair APA — A Performance A air The Panopticon Edition During Brussels Gallery Weekend Press Release Selected by: From 7 to 9 September 2018 Vanderborght, Brussels Ellen de Bruijne, Gallerist (The Netherlands) Josée & Marc Gensollen, Collectors (France) Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Collector (Belgium) Michel Rein, Gallerist (France) Eva Wittocx, Curator Museum M (Belgium) Catherine Wood, Curator Tate (UK) The Panopticon will introduce the APA Bureau, a dedicated space inviting players, professionals and collectors to gather and examine the economies of performance. A round table taking place on Sunday 9 September and moderated by Rose Lejeune will encourage key players to discuss crucial aspects such as the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of performance art today.

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